The Action, Therapeutic Value and Use of the Carlsbad Sprudel Salt (Powder Form) and Its Relation to the Carlsbad Thermal Water.

Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co., 1891.

Octavo, Viii, 9-100 pages. Charts and one illustration. First American edition and first of this English translation. Originally published Vienna, 1886 as Ueber die Wirkung des karlsbader Thermalwassers. Carlsbad Sprudel Salt was the evaporated form of water from the Karlovy Vary or Karlsbad Spa, where "taking the waters" had been a cure for centuries, and to which the European elite flocked for cures and rest. This work is a translation and expansion of "The increasing interest manifested in this country in natural mineral waters and in products derived therefrom, coupled with the almost total lack of really scientific research in this branch of medicine, have been the incentives that have led to the translation of this work from the German of the renowned balneologist, Dr. Walery Jaworski, a professor of medicine at Poland's Jagiellonian University Medical College. "As the Carlsbad Thermal Waters have for over 200 years held such a prominent place in the treatment of disease in Europe, and as American physicians are becoming more and more impressed with the importance of making themselves familiar with the therapeutic values of these as well as other mineral springs, a systematic and scientific treatise, together with carefully tabulated experiments, must of necessity prove acceptable" (from the preface by translator Albert Toboldt). The illustration, depicted in the text and duplicated on the front board, is of a patient being administered the powdered sulfur waters. In publisher's pebbled green buckram, with a blind-stamped and gilt-decorated front panel. Previous owner's name, "Thomas G. Allen" to preliminary blank. Very near fine. [OCLC locates twenty copies].

Price: $300.00